2007 Pontiac G5 Drive Shaft?

  • 2007 PONTIAC G5
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • 86,000 MILES
I have a '07 Pontiac G5 GT. When I am making a left hand turn (tight turns) it seems like there is a 'grinding' noise coming from the passenger front wheel. At first I thought it was the bearings, but it's fine through all other turns along with straight driving. So I am guessing that it is the CV joints on that side. I did some research and it would make sense to replace the drive axle shaft which would have new CV joints in it. Does this sound about right? I typically do my own repairs and also have a Haynes manual so I figured this would be a job I could do at home, any input? Is there anyway of telling if that would be the proper side before ordering the part? What other issues could cause this?
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Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 AT 11:45 AM

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If you can put it on a rack and create the noise then you can listen to it with an automotive stethiscope. With a stechiscope you can hear things at low speeds so with it just idling in gear you may be able to pin it down. It still could be either the axle or hub assembly. I would say it is either the right side hub assembly or either axle.
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Thursday, January 7th, 2010 AT 10:50 AM

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